TGG Live: Python Masterclass
Written by Training Ground Guru — May 12, 2021
PYTHON is a go-to tool for data analytics, web development and machine learning and has many important uses in football.
It’s one of the most popular programming languages in the world, used by giants such as Spotify, Google and Netflix, and many staff in football will also benefit from knowing how to use Python in order to gain insights from data and automate tasks.
This applies not only to data scientists, but also coaches, recruitment analysts, performance analysts, sports scientists, Technical Directors, agents and more.
Python helps you to streamline repetitive data cleaning, create bespoke visualisations and send automated messages to colleagues.
During the two-and-a-half hour session, Jamie will take you through the analysis process with Python, from data import to creating visualisations.
He will cover:
- An introduction to Python programming basics.
- Loading data into Python.
- Cleaning and describing datasets.
- Exploratory data analysis.
- Basic Python data visualisations.
- Where to find further resources to develop your knowledge beyond the Masterclass.
- Answer questions as he goes along.
This will be a follow-along interactive session, taught with real match data provided by Wyscout. All code and data will be shared for future reference, along with additional reading.
Before the workshop, attendees will receive pre-reading materials covering concepts and terminology, which will allow them to get the most out of the session. Python installation instructions will also be sent in advance.
Tickets for the Masterclass, which will be held on Zoom, are available HERE.
A recording will be available to ticket holders for seven days after the event. Places are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.